Andrew "Andy" Eandi
Andrew J. “Andy” Eandi,, 92 of Rochester, died of natural causes on September 8, 2013 at Wyndcrest Assisted Living in Rochester. Andy was born August 21, 1921 to Fred and Palmira Eandi who emigrated to American from northern Italy.
He grew up and went to school in Springfield. After graduating, he joined the US Marine Corp and participated in the Guadalcanal battle in the South Pacific. After his military service, he married Marjorie White from Winchester, IL. They were married for 66 years. Andy worked for Sangamo Electric where he attained the position of Shop Supervisor before he retired.
He and Marge were very active in the Blue Ridge Club in their early years, helping with many fish fries and other activities. They were also members of the Elks and Eagles. Andy enjoyed gardening, fishing and traveling with his wife and friends in their motor homes. He was a member of the Church of the Little Flower.
He was a kind and giving friend to all those that knew him. He never stopped lending a helping hand to friends and family whenever needed. Andy will be greatly missed by those who loved him.
Andy was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie, in 2010 and by his sister, Valia Henry.
He is survived by his brother Peter (Jan) of Houston, TX and by three sons, Dr. Michael (Joyce) of Pebble Beach, CA, Stephen (Pam) of Boulder, CO and Robert (Maribeth) of Rochester, IL; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews
Visitation: 10 – 11 am, Saturday, September 14, 2013, at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 11 am, Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Staab Funeral Home with Monsignor John Ossola officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, where Sangamon County Interveterans Burial Detail will conduct military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Little Flower or to the Wounded Warrior Organization.
The family would like to thank the staff of Wyndcrest Assisted Living for their loving care of Andy.
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We have lost the most important and loved member of our family. He was always our greatest brother, brother-in-law, caring uncle and friend. We will miss the strength he gave us in times of trouble, the wisdom he imparted in times of uncertainty and the joy we received in our times together. Brother, you will be with us in our minds and hearts forever. Rest in Peace.
Mike, Steve, and Bob Im sorry to hear of the passing of your father. I will be out of town for his visitation, but I wanted to send my condolences. The years we lived so close to each other as children,teenagers just don"t happen in neighborhoods with kids any more. My memories of both Marge and Andy being there if I was locked out of the house and needed to use the telephone, or a swim at the Blue Ridge. I remember hanging baskets of flowers on your front door for Ms. Marge on May Day,another tradition lost, and doing her hair on Saturday when her and Andy were going somewhere to dance...I remember Andy gave Loren the nickname "Lo Lo", and what a pain in the rear Bobby, Loren and Allen Krofchick were as boys, and Steve look up mischievious an there was his picture. Mike you were older than me, not by much and I just remember you and your friends, Jim Castelletti, Don DiGiralmo being on your front porch on that glider, and how Janet Joyce and I would be entranced with you all..Sorry for the trip down memory lane with me,and I know you have many wonderful memories of your own which will never leave your heart, so with all that being said I am again sorry for your loss, but thankful for a few memories of my own..Love to all in Friendship Judy Baxley Graves
Eandi Family Thank you for sharing Andy with us for the last year and a half. We will truly miss his fighting spirit and big grin. We miss you Buddy. Love, The Staff At Wyndcrest Assited Living
Cathy & Bill Ganschinietz posted on 9/13/13
Goodbye dear friend and neighbor. Always been good to chat with you. Thanks for all of the tomatoes and the talks. I will always remember your favorite quote, "What are you going to do" and shrug the shoulders.